End of the American Century

End of the American Century

American Influence. Declining. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 October 2017 End of the American Century I was thinking about a book, written by a friend of mine entitled The End of the American Century. The author is Steve Schlossstein (yes indeed 3 Ss),...
Political ideology ruins government

Political ideology ruins government

Political Ideology Creates Broken Government Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 May 2017 Political ideology. Stop the madness. Political ideology The whole world is in political strife. And I believe the root cause is political ideology. It’s not surprising....
Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Really? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 February 2017 Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for. The lets’ Make America Great Again brand is a perfect example of a slogan. Not a brand. Slogans get repeated and brands are...
US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc

US Government vs Apple Inc Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 February 2016 US Government vs Apple. Nothing is more American than Apple®pie A brand is a means of identification. The world’s best brands represent the highest aspirations of its adherents. The...
Jeb Bush never had a chance

Jeb Bush never had a chance

Maybe Jeb Bush never really had a chance. News that the third Bush to run for President has dropped out was, at this point, a surprise to no one. When campaigning first began last summer, Jeb Bush was considered the Republican favorite, even when Donald Trump was...
Marco Rubio is on repeat

Marco Rubio is on repeat

We’re a day away from the New Hampshire primary as the race to the Presidency continues on its second stop. It’s panning for fool’s gold to take the results as a signifier of how nominations will eventually pan out, but the case of Marco Rubio is fascinating to me. He...
Political party brands today

Political party brands today

Political party brands today Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 February 2016 The problem with the political party brands of today Brand reveals a great deal about those that embrace it. We know that the most powerful brands in the world are those that...
The danger of Hoverboards may not matter

The danger of Hoverboards may not matter

Hoverboards Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2015 The danger of Hoverboards may not matter The hottest item for this holiday season may just blow up underneath your feet. Self-balancing scooters, marketed as hoverboards, are being criticized by...
Watch the Independent Party take charge of America

Watch the Independent Party take charge of America

Neither party has a brand that represents a fix Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 November 2014 Watch the Independent Party take charge of America This is about what happened to the Whigs and why the Democrats and Republicans need to worry. I did not watch...
Democrat worry. Party Needs Major Brand Help

Democrat worry. Party Needs Major Brand Help

The Political Party Brands A Democrat. The Democrats Needs Branding  A Democrat. Republicans Own A Stronger Brand A Democrat has a brand problem. Nowhere is brand more important, and more poorly used, than in the political arena. As a reflection of personal identity,...
American Politics. Selling Without Persuading.

American Politics. Selling Without Persuading.

Political Branding American Politics. Selling Without Persuading. American Politics “Change We Can Believe In,” “Liberty for America,” “What’s on the Table?” “Ready From Day One.” the sounds of a good ‘ole American presidential campaign in 2008. Throughout our history...
Climate change and why some Americans don’t buy it

Climate change and why some Americans don’t buy it

Climate change and why some Americans don’t buy it Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 April 2014 Many aren’t looking at global warming right An international conference of climate change and global warming met in the last few days and came up with...